BALTIMORE (AP) — More than a million Marylanders are expected to travel during the Thanksgiving weekend.

The Baltimore Sun reported Thursday that the state will see a 3.4 percent increase in the number of people traveling. It nearly matches the nationwide jump of those leaving home for the holiday.

AAA Mid-Atlantic said this Thanksgiving weekend is expected to be the busiest in more than a decade. The organization said a strengthening economy and consumer confidence have prompted Americans to be willing to spend more on travel.

AAA said that most Maryland travelers are expected to drive to their destinations.

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CDReid

I have to get home from Suffolk, VA. on Wednesday. Usually the route I take involves 41 miles on 295 and 47 miles on 95 where I get off on 17 at Fredericksburg. I ain't looking forward to it, even though I'm leaving the project site at 11 AM. I've been looking for an alternative route to go, but can't seem to find one that appears to be much better. Seven years on the last project in Baltimore kind of spoiled me, I guess.

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